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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Board

Re: Foot Throttle Details and Pictures...

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Posted by kylemorley on January 17, 2014 at 08:38:46 from (

In Reply to: Re: Foot Throttle Details and Pictures... posted by jon on January 15, 2014 at 13:15:48:

I'm a little confused. Reading back over this thread, I don't see
any mention of anyone misappropriating any of Zane's ideas.
Someone posted asking for info that would help them build a
DIY version of a non-Zane 50 year old device whose patents have
long since expired and whose manufacturer long since
disappeared. How on earth does that hurt anyone? Sure Red
Rock makes a copy (a very nice one, I should add), but that
hardly gives them any moral rights to the design. They also
make a (functional) knockoff of Zane's Thang. So why aren't we
all jumping on RR for treading on his Zane's turf, instead of
acting like RR somehow has moral rights to all the products they

Personally, I subscribe to the notion that an individual is free to
copy any idea, patented or not, to DIY a one-off , non-
commercial version for his own use.

Even though there were no laws broke or patents infringed, I just
wish he had shown Zane that same respect.[/quote]


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